Boeing Announces $1 Million (AUD) Donation in Support of Australian Bushfire Recovery
Boeing announced on Thursday a $1M (AUD) donation from the Boeing Charitable Trust in support of fighting the devastating Australian bushfires. The company’s contributions will be directed to the Australian Red Cross and further matched by employee contributions.
On Thursday, the Boeing Company (NYSE: BA) announced a contribution of $1M (AUD) in support of recovery and relief of the Australian wildfires that are devastating New South Wales and other regions in the country. The airline industry has stepped up in support of our Australian friends with announcements from Virgin Australia, Etihad Airways, Royal Brunei and others. The devastation to Australian citizens and habitat has been widely publicized but can be easily forgotten in the era of the 24/7 news cycle, so we commend Boeing and our airline industry colleagues for reminding us of the ongoing crisis. In Thursday’s announcement, Boeing’s President and Interim CEO, Greg Smith said,
“Boeing’s global team, including our 3,800 employees across Australia, are deeply saddened by the tragic impact of the Australian bushfires. Through our partnership with Australian Red Cross, we are working quickly to bring recovery and relief efforts to those residents most impacted by the devastating fires.”
Australia represents Boeing’s largest footprint outside of the U.S. and the company is committed in the support of those communities that have made the company successful. In 2019, Boeing contributed more than $800,000 (AUD) in charitable donations to Australian communities. In addition to the $1,000,000 (AUD) pledged today, Boeing will further match eligible employee contributions made to qualifying Australian nonprofits in support of the bushfire relief efforts.